How to use tools to cut Copper Sheet 20 gauge?
It’s a copper sheet 20 gauge. How thick is it? It is about the thickness of a standard paper clip. The thickness is 32 Mil (0.032 inches or 0.81mm). Like 1mm copper sheet, it’s heavy plate metal in sheet metal as in “copper plate”.
Cut the Copper Sheet by Using Tools
The copper sheet 20 gauge is a heavy weight copper. How do you cut it?
Use a pair of scissors below? Maybe it doesn’t work.
Like the Copper Sheet Thickness Guide you can search for online, the copper sheet 20 gauge can be cut with heavy duty snips or sheet metal shears. If you want to bend a copper sheet 20 gauge to get a exact shape, you must use a sheet metal brake. So we can cut it as you see in the picture below.
Please pay attention to this: before you want to cut copper sheets 20 gauge mark a line on it and then cut along the marked line using metal shears. Therefore you can easily get the shapes you want.
However, you may need to use an angle grinder for them. Don't forget to secure the sheets with screw clamps so they don't slip.
What are the Copper sheets 20 gauge used for?
Copper sheets 20 gauge are used for Construction, Crafts and Art Projects, Embossing, Manufacturing, Electrical Applications including RF Shielding, Research and Development, Do It Yourself Projects.
One of the advantages of copper sheets 20 gauge is embossing.
For example, use a Durston pattern plate on a copper sheet 20 gauge.
Another advantage is for Do It Yourself Projects.
For example, use a copper sheet 20 gauge to make an easy hammered copper bracelet with a fast simple clasp.